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Primary meningococcal arthritis associated with adult respiratory distress syndrome.
  1. A Samanta,
  2. A Turner,
  3. S Roy,
  4. A O'Leary
  1. Leicester Royal Infirmary.


    A previously fit and well 20 year old man with primary meningococcal arthritis of the left knee is described. Despite intensive search there was no evidence of extra-articular meningococcal infection. He subsequently developed adult respiratory distress syndrome as a rare and previously undescribed complication.

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